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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

Took the battery to Autozone and the battery was completely fine. Set up the appointment at the dealer for tomorrow and I'm guessing I would be about a $1000 if it's the TIPM issue. So bummed
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:30 PM
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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

Read on another forum that there is a company that will rebuild your TIPM for a couple of hundred and warranted them. Only problem is that your jeep will be down for a couple of weeks. A lot less than a $1,000.00
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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

Well I got my car back today I took it in yesterday they diagnosed that it was the TIPM and well yea they gave me to alternatives one to do something temporally but they did advice that the problem would come back eventually if I didn't do the whole TIPM change the second was to replace the TIPM completely and it was a big money difference but I opted to do it the right way I replace the whole thing and I got a ok price I guess since I been seeing others have been paying 1500 I payed 1,086 total with tax labor and parts I had no extended warranty the car is like new now I just wish things like these wouldn't happen especially on a new car

I also had my air conditioning (blend door) and my faulty passenger window fixed for $60 from a mechanic friend

I just hope thats all I have to deal with for a while 😁



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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

I knew about this before I bought mine and purchased MaxCare. No issues yet and am just waiting for it to happen.
You're not alone.
A Defective TIPM Is Cauing Dangerous Power Problems in Chrysler Vehicles

Class action lawsuit filed in Nov 2013.
http://www.autosafety.org/sites/defa...0Complaint.pdf
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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

Hey everyone, I have a 2011 5.7 Hemi Grand Cherokee and experienced the same issue....would go through the starting cycle but not turn over. I bought it new and it now has 46,000 miles on it. Based on what I've read on the forums, I was concerned that the Jeep dealership would play a guessing game and start changing parts (starter, fuel pump, expensive TIPM, etc.) because it seems as if the fix is all over the map. Similar to some of the other comments here, I talked to a strong tech that specialized in diagnostics and drive-ability issues and he told me that the FUEL PUMP RELAY is the problem and that simply pulling out the relay from the TIPM and replacing it will not resolve the issue. He stated that he would wire / splice in a new relay because apparently, that particular wiring and section of the TIPM is faulty. He also told me that many Jeep dealerships simply try and replace the entire TIPM which we all know is expensive. Bottom line, I had the fix done; I was charged $69.97 for the parts and two hours labor ($192.00) and I believe that this tech got it right and knew what he was talking about. One week later and many intentional starts and no problems whatsoever. Attached are several photos that show the external fuel pump relay being spliced into the wiring harness and wired directly to the battery. Good luck to all that are having this problem!
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When I took it to the dealer for my oil change I brought this issue I been having and the guy told me he wouldn't be able to get me a definite answer without diagnosing it but said it might be the batter that had gone out. I asked the exact same question as you and said why the battery would already need to be replaced. He came back with the hot weather we been having in Cali for awhile now is not normal so probably made the battery go out. I thought that was BS.

Actually, it's not BS. A battery can go out at any age, time or reason. Extreme heat or cold can really take the life out of them.

My 02 GC used to eat one every 3 years, almost to the day. And those were heavy duty, 800+ CCA batteries with 7-8 year warranties.
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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

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Hey everyone, I have a 2011 5.7 Hemi Grand Cherokee and experienced the same issue....would go through the starting cycle but not turn over. I bought it new and it now has 46,000 miles on it. Based on what I've read on the forums, I was concerned that the Jeep dealership would play a guessing game and start changing parts (starter, fuel pump, expensive TIPM, etc.) because it seems as if the fix is all over the map. Similar to some of the other comments here, I talked to a strong tech that specialized in diagnostics and drive-ability issues and he told me that the FUEL PUMP RELAY is the problem and that simply pulling out the relay from the TIPM and replacing it will not resolve the issue. He stated that he would wire / splice in a new relay because apparently, that particular wiring and section of the TIPM is faulty. He also told me that many Jeep dealerships simply try and replace the entire TIPM which we all know is expensive. Bottom line, I had the fix done; I was charged $69.97 for the parts and two hours labor ($192.00) and I believe that this tech got it right and knew what he was talking about. One week later and many intentional starts and no problems whatsoever. Attached are several photos that show the external fuel pump relay being spliced into the wiring harness and wired directly to the battery. Good luck to all that are having this problem!

Yeah that's exactly what they did to mine, put in an external fuel pump relay and it's been good ever since. Paid around the same that you did. I think some dealers are telling owners they have to replace the whole TIPM but I think this external fuel pump relay should be the actual fix. It's way cheaper.
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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

My 2011 GC Limited has failed to start in the mornings for the past 4 days. Temps in the low 50's. Starts fine the rest of the day.

Are your fails in the morning, or all the time?

Push button start will crank for 'x' time (what ever it's programmed length) and nothing. I have to do it 2-3 times, wait a few minutes and then it starts fine.

Could this also be the TIPM issue?
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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

Mine was the same way and I had to replace the whole TIPM it was 1,050 total that's the best route to go to get it done right


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Re: 11 grand cherokee problem starting

I might be wrong but this is my 2 cents with this issue you might be able to do different repairs to fix the problem but all of these fixes are temporary the real problem is the faulty TIPM issue it might fix the problem now but it will eventually with time come back unless you replace the TIPM I was told by the dealer I know they might want to screw you but I have a friend that works there and he wouldn't screw me over they gave me an alternative to temporary fix the problem for a way lower price or spend a 1,000 dollars and fix it for good but that's just me hopefully these other fixes everyones doing last and you see no problems because I know it sucks getting in your car and it not wanting to start specially a new car like all of ours


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